Work by the city of Wenatchee starts today on its 2019 Pavement Preservation Project. Crews will begin by removing current striping and symbols from the streets, then lay down the chip seal pavement. Old striping must be removed to so that the chip seal adheres to the underlying pavement, said Jake Lewing, project engineer for the city of Wenatchee’s Public Works Department. Lewing said the goal of chip sealing is preventative maintenance and the technology has improved to work for heavy-trafficked roads.
This summer’s work covers 15 miles of roads, including several major arterials for Wenatchee – Western Ave., Wenatchee Ave., Maple St., 5th St., Washington St., Springwater Ave., Ferry St. and Easy St. Lewing said the road work will take several weeks to complete.
Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz joined Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the chip sealing, as well as waiting to hear back from the Federal DOT about a $120 million infrastructure grant ask.